Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Our house before/afters

Aaah, we are moving this weekend (so stressful!).  And, I don't love the place we're moving to, although I didn't love the house we are leaving when we first moved in, either.  Makes me think back to the "before"s...
East living room wall:
South living room wall:
Dining room:
Master bedroom:
Hm.  This also makes me realize all the work I've put into this little house.  How will I have time to do that in the new place?!  Sorry, just a little stressed.  It will all be okay.  I'll have to give you a status report once we do the big move today, rented U-Haul truck and all.  I am pretty excited even though it's a lot of work!


  1. Good luck - I am sure your next place will slowly evolve too - you've got great taste so you won't go wrong.

  2. Good luck for your move!!

  3. What a huge change, I can't believe you had to repaint the walls. Good luck on your mov, I'm sure you'll grow to love it once you've made it yours.

  4. i feel like i might've said this already but with your skills you can jazz up any unlovable place into an adorable little abode. don't worry! <3

  5. Man, that was a boring house before you moved in and made it your own! I know you can do it with the new place, too, it'll just take time. Don't rush yourself.

  6. You, of all people, can make your cozy place... even with square white walls. The creativity inside of you can't help but spill out- good luck with the move this weekend! :)

  7. I'm sure you'll love the new place too - but it is hard to leave when you've put so much work in! I love the wall color you've used in the living room - so dramatic!

  8. moving is always hard, but it's such a great motivation to take fresh new look at your things. hope it all goes well!

  9. Love the before and afters! You really made builders grade work with style. I am impressed because the 'before' photo's are all too common. I love character and charm which is tough to add to a new build but you managed to do it with ease.

  10. Good luck. I am sure you will make the most of it.

  11. Don't try to do it all at once, but your so creative that you will make it a home soon. Have a good move.

  12. Good luck, you will do fine. Just take your time.

  13. Hi!
    What a beautiful job! For sure you'll make an excellent work in your new place. I'll be in touch to see it.
    Kisses from Venezuela,

  14. Good luck with the move!

  15. i LOVE the dark paint in the living room!!

  16. Don't worry, you will get it done. I have been slowly decorating our little place for about a year. It has taken a while because of full-time work, but it is getting done, and I like our little space :)

  17. This is very nice. I love every room that you have. It's not over decorated. It's just enough to make yourselves feel comfortable being at home.




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